Sure, the Sonim XP1 was a tough phone. It was like the Iron Man of mobile phones - it could take a beating from a rocket, but if you submersed it in water for too long, it'll crap out and die. The XP3, on the other hand, is like the Superman of mobile phones - you'd need some kind of intergalactic radioactive crystal to bring this bad boy down - it's as tough as the XP1, plus is waterproof for up to 30 minutes.Not only has the XP3 added the ability to be submerged in a metre of water from half an our, but it can now withstand drops onto concrete from 2 metres high, as opposed to the paltry 1.6 metres of the XP1. It's so tough that Crazy Johns have given it a 3-year unconditional replacement guarantee. That means if you damage this bad boy in any way, you can just take it into a Crazy John's store and they'll give you a replacement, no questions asked.
And speaking of damage, the XP3 not only takes it like a man, but plays the part of a gentle giant to your wallet as well - you can grab it for $549 outright or $0 upfront on a $49 Vodafone Cap plan.
Crazy John's quest for ultimate toughness continues with the new Sonim XP3 Enduro Crazy John's, Australia's mobile phone experts, has scaled mountains, explored the ocean deep, battled ogres and destroyed a few rings to bring you the Sonim XP3 Enduro, the world's only rugged mobile phone that can be fully submerged in water. The Sonim XP3 Enduro is the first phone specifically designed to endure the extremes of your lifestyle so that from ski slopes to beaches, construction sites to quarries, wherever you are, you can be sure that you have a phone that will stay tough where others would surely fail. "The Sonim XP3 Enduro has improved on all the tough features of its predecessor, the Sonim XP1, with the added benefit that it can be completely submerged in water. This means the phone can withstand conditions that would defeat standard phones, even the most ruggedized handsets," explains Head of Marketing for Crazy John's, Matt Scriven. "So whether you are working outdoors or getting stuck into extreme sports, you won't be afraid to answer a call, even if it means exposing the phone to the elements." When it comes to water, the Sonim XP3 wipes the floor with the competition. Unlike standard rugged phones, this beast is not just water-resistant; it is waterproof which means it is still fighting strong after being fully submerged in one metre of water for 30 minutes. Beaches and construction sites are usually out of bounds for the average phone but with body armour of injection moulded rubber and fully covered ports, the Sonim XP3 Enduro blocks dirt and sand particles from entering, earning it a IP-57 protection rating. It also features an 810F Military Grade rating for salt, fog, humidity, transport and thermal shock and vibration protection from 5Hz to 500Hz. And when the conditions get really intense, rest assured that this little brute can withstand extreme conditions from -20 degrees Celsius to 60 degrees Celsius without breaking a sweat. And as the ideal solution for skateboarders and construction workers, the Sonim XP3 Enduro can withstand being dropped up to two metres, even when landing on concrete!
Delivered by Crazy John's to meet the demands of Australia's rugged culture, the handset is designed especially for easy use with a gloved hand. Whether you are at work or play, the Sonim XP3 Enduro is easy to hold with large, raised buttons and also features an extra loud speakerphone and ringtones so you can hear and answer calls over roaring engines. There's no need to despair if you're lost in the deepest, darkest wilderness, the phone's preinstalled Opera Mini browser brings you instant access to the internet anywhere, anytime with a desktop-like browsing experience that displays web pages as they are meant to be seen. And with faster page downloads, you can be sure that costs will be kept to a minimum. No little toughie is complete without a built in torch, which is usefully featured on the phone along with the Opera Mini browser, synchronisation with Microsoft Outlook, to-do list and Bluetooth. It also enables you to fit an external antenna to it, which is handy if you are in mortal danger in a poor reception area. And as a true sign of endurance, the beefy 1180 mAh battery gives up to 6 hours talk time and more than 9 days standby time. The Sonim XP3 Enduro is available from Crazy John's for $0 upfront on selected Crazy John's and Vodafone Cap plans of $49 and above, or for $549 outright from Crazy John's. The phone is available in black or yellow/black. Crazy John's dares you to test the Sonim XP3 Enduro to its limits with an unconditional three year warranty. Should you find an extreme condition that pushes the phone to its limits, just take it back to any Crazy John's store for a 'no questions asked' replacement. For further information about the Sonim XP3 Enduro mobile phone visit www.crazyjohns.com.au or any of Crazy John's retail stores across Australia.
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Key features: · 3 year unconditional guarantee · Waterproof to 1 metre - IP-57 certified · MIL 810-F certified against rain, fog, humidity and salt air · Withstands extreme temperatures from -20 degrees C to +60 degrees C · Withstands shock-drops up to 2 metres onto concrete · Dust and micro particle proof · Glare-resistant and shock resistant 128x160 resolution, 65k-colour screen · Durable mechanics - keypad buttons tested to 500,000 pushes · Opera Mini 4.1 browser · Bluetooth v1.2 · Built in LED torch · Extended battery life - 1180mAh with 6 hours talk time and 320 hours standby time · Weight - 160 grams · 7 soft keys / 10 programmable short-cuts · 2.5mm Headset port and Mini USB for charging · Polyphonic ring tone support · High-volume speakerphone